Football Betting Tips: Home Nations International Weekend Preview
A full program of Euro 2015 qualifiers this weekend with England hosting Lithuania on Friday, Wales travelling to Israel on Saturday, and Northern Ireland, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland all playing at home of Sunday against Finland, Gibraltar and Poland.
England vs Lithuania
Lithuania have won one of their two away games in Group E, but that was only against San Marino, and they lost 4-0 away in Switzerland. The two sides have never previously met but, off all known form, England should be capable of at least matching Switzerland’s efforts. England are 1/2 to win to nil and 1/2 to win by more than 2.5 goals – but the 11/8 to win by more than 3.5 goals makes the most appeal.
England to win by more than 3.5 goals @ 11/8 (Betway or 888)
Israel vs Wales
Israel currently tops group B after three wins from three games, whilst Wales are a spot behind them after two wins and two draws. However Belgium, despite making a bad start, will be expected to qualify from the group meaning Israel and Wales may be left to fight for the other qualifying place. The two teams haven’t met for over 50 years, but, on their comparative matches in the group, Israel look to be the better team and may well be good enough to make the most of home advantage at odds against.
Israel @ 13/10 (Skybet or Betfred)
Northern Ireland vs Finland
Northern Ireland have got themselves into a strong position in Group F in second spot behind the class acts of the group Romania. Victories over Hungary, Greece and the Faroe Islands have been well deserved, whilst Finland have been held to a draw by Greece and suffered defeat in Hungry – which suggests that Northern Ireland should have the upper hand here.
Northern Ireland @ 9/5 (Bet365 or Boylesports)
Scotland vs Gibraltar
Gibraltar are certainly the whipping boys of Group D having conceded 21 goals in their opening four games. 7-0 defeats by Poland the Republic of Ireland were followed by a 3-0 defeat in Georgia and a 4-0 defeat in Germany, and it maybe that they’re improving slightly. Scotland look sure to win, and it may be a case of just trying to predict the amount of goals. You can get 5/4 that there are under 4.5 goals, and that seems fair considering Gibraltar’s last two results and the fact Scotland have yet to score more than two goals in any of their four games so far.
Less than 4.5 goals @ 5/4 (BetVictor or Ladbrokes)
Republic of Ireland vs Poland
Another Group D game and the Republic of Ireland will surely have to beat Poland if they’re to have any chance of qualifying for the finals. Despite Poland looking the better team on paper though, in the knowledge that a draw will keep them at the top of the group – Poland may well be happy with that result.
Draw @ 9/4 (888 or Unibet)